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November 2019

NCLT’s 52nd Annual Meeting, Featuring Eric Hammerling of CFPA

November 6, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Carriage Barn Arts Center, 681 South Ave
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Join the New Canaan Land Trust on Wednesday, November 6th for our Annual Membership Meeting. In addition to updates from our President, Treasurer, and Executive Director, the meeting will feature guest speaker, Eric Hammerling, Executive Director of the CT Forest & Park Association. This event is free and open to the public, and is an excellent way to learn about NCLT and broader conservation work being done across the state, and to spend a fun evening with like-minded New Canaanites.…

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Stone Wall Building Workshop

November 16, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Still Pond Preserve — Hicks Entrance, 513 Silvermine Road
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Join NCLT and professional stone mason, Greg Faillaci, as we continue working to restore the historic stone wall at the Hicks Meadow. Participants will learn the art of dry stone wall construction while helping to beautify the entrance to this iconic preserve. The workshop will run from 9:30-11:30 am, and participants should park in the parking area directly across from 514 Silvermine Road. This workshop is free and open to the public, and all ages and skill levels are invited to join. Please RSVP if you…

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2019 Annual Campfire

November 24, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Still Pond Preserve — Fowler Entrance, 763 Silvermine Road
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Join us at the Silvermine-Fowler Preserve for our annual campfire. We'll provide food, drinks, s'mores, and more while you enjoy the warmth of the fire and the company of friends, neighbors, and fellow land-trust supporters. All are welcome to join in this annual celebration. Please RSVP to info@newcanaanlandtrust.org. A NOTE ABOUT PARKING: The entrance to the Silvermine-Fowler Preserve is a shared driveway with 765 Silvermine Road. Visitors can park at the designated pullouts at the start of the driveway and walk…

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February 2020

Winter Tree Identification

February 29 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Watson-Symington Preserve, 100-110 Wellesley Dr
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Free

This program is co-sponsored by the New Canaan Land Trust and New Canaan Library. Please register on the Library's event page. For the 12pm walk, register HERE For the 1:30pm walk, register HERE While leaves provide the best clues about the identity of a tree, there are still many ways to identify leafless trees in the winter. Join the New Canaan Land Trust on a walk through the Watson-Symington Preserve, and learn to use clues such as branching pattern, bark…

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March 2020

Nature’s Best Hope: An Evening with Doug Tallamy

March 3 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
New Canaan Country School, 635 Frogtown Road
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
$15

Recent headlines about global insect declines, the impending extinction of one million species worldwide, and three billion fewer birds in North America are a bleak reality check about how ineffective our current landscape designs have been at sustaining the plants and animals that sustain us. Such losses are not an option if we wish to continue our current standard of living on Planet Earth. The good news is that none of this is inevitable. Tallamy will discuss simple steps that each…

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